By Robert Katzman, Katherine Bick
authors are imminently certified to write down in this subject...their first-hand wisdom of the interval in query and of the members they interview enriches the book's content material considerably.''
--Norman R. Relkin, MD, PhD in NEUROLOGY (April 2001)
''Katzman and Bick show enormous interviewing talents, and their respondents supply remarkably beneficiant and candid fabric. This publication will for this reason fascinate scholars of the background of technology, despite their curiosity in Alzheimer's affliction. in the event you have such curiosity, it's a infrequent treat.''
--John C.S. Breitner, MD, MPH, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY (March 2001)
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Whereas in the monkey we did see a very few PHF. RK: Bob, as I look back on our long association and the puzzle that is AD, It IS apparent that your willingness to tackle its ultrastructure, with all the problems of electron microscopy in the early days, opened up the modern approaches to the disease. Thank you for the interview. References 1. D. (1963). Neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease. J. NeuropathoL Exp. Neurol. 22, 629-642. 2. , and Weiss, M. (1964). Ultrastructural studies in Alzheimer s presenile dementia, ^m.
So I suppose we did do some good. I still don't know, and you sound as if you aren't sure either, why did the public change its mind? W h a t made people think it was a disease and not just ageing? KLB: Well, in the States, it was a well-orchestrated campaign with scientists, scientific leaders, and politicians united in a movement to influence the Congress and the electorate. But I think it worked because the moment had come and some people seized it. Thank you so much, Professor Kidd, for an insightful discussion of those early days, which are really not so long ago, even if at times they seem so.
I thought that ^vas pretty good! French is my second language. Well anyway, the job ran out of money in 1968. So I had to look round for a job. I tried about six different places but it ^vas difficult because I told people that I vv^anted to go ^working on Alzheimer's disease. Let me interrupt myself ^—^I haven't fully explained the atmosphere around Alzheimer's disease, still in 1968 but certainly in 1961. If you raised the subject of senile dementia ^vith doctors, not laymen, but doctors, they didn't ^vant to kno^w about it, they were so frightened of it, they w^ould look the other w^ay.